tv [untitled] February 18, 2011 5:00pm-5:30pm EST
after a private dialogue with the u.s. representative to nido rasmussen took all mention of the two organizations growing closer out of his address to the alliance in two thousand and nine but why would the us try to pressure its allies. as one of nato is key players u.s. tries to prevent the alliance from growing too close to russia in the former soviet bloc because the region is of strategic interest to america they of course would prefer to build exclusive bilateral relationships strong ties between two military organizations such as nato and the c.s.c. that is not in u.s. interests but. this is an odds with the image of the alliance tries to project a strong union. leaders even the people in the street understand that washington is calling the shots so. left right left or right. this is what is happening in reality that is what people know the documents
published so far haven't exactly uncovered anything groundbreaking but if every member a nato is supposedly equal it has raised questions over whether the u.s. will really trust the alliance out on castro r.t. . shock waves from all peoples in tunisia and egypt to spread all across the middle east with opposition protests sweeping through other countries in the region clashes between rival demonstrators and once again gripped yemen and what's now the eighth day of rest and government activists have been using social networks to call for as many people as possible to hit the streets on friday that the country's president. to step down after more than thirty years in power clashes also erupted in jordan's capital amman where government demonstrations according for reforms and abolishing the peace treaty with israel to protest. at least thirty five people have been killed in clashes with security forces are reported to have used forearms to disperse the crowds meanwhile in egypt people. once again gathered in tahrir
square to celebrate a week since hosni mubarak huge pressure on him to quit the presidency the military council which runs the country suspended the constitution and dissolved both houses of parliament middle east specialist james denselow from college in london has told me there are no significant changes in egypt so far because the barracks associates are still in power. is interesting to see today crowd celebrating the successful ousting of mubarak yet this hasn't really been a revolution in a traditional sense mubarak's power structures his cronies are still really in a similar place as they were before this wall of battle. has been won the war over the future of egypt has really yet to be forced and we see what happens next in terms of real constitutional change changes to the state of emergency whether political parties can rise out of the ashes of mubarak's authoritarianism the genie has well and truly been left out of the bottle and reverberations from what
happened in tunisia are now being felt in every single states and i think that you know as the persian tales go if there were to be three wishes from the genie out of the bottle the government would wish that the populations would accept the compromises that made the population seem to wish that leadership disappeared and the international community seems to be busy wishing that it knew which side of the fence to sit on. james don't live there and soldiers in bahrain had fired tear gas as thousands of protesters invaded the government banned in the capital of minima at least fifty people have been injured this comes a day after at least foible killed in demonstrations against the current regime in the country and british authorities and the revoking some export licenses are concerned that weapons supplied to bahrain authorities could be used against protesters but human rights watch dogs are calling for an involved supply. we can see across the middle east that the government is selling to repressive regimes all over that this could happen to any a point in and we've got to be aware that when we sell the both non-lethal and
lethal equipment those will be used and. generally at some point that they will be used on someone innocent the u.k. government needs to seriously reconsider how approaches arm sales in the first place not only have these arms be licensed to be so dioceses in the case of bahrain . they are actively promoted as such the u.k. government and actively promotes arms sales to a number of the oppressive regimes this very weekend the u.k. government is sending representatives out to the launch in abu dhabi it's called eidetic. which the arms industry trade body in the k. claims ten percent of its executives will be british at this spare and the actively encourages as these companies to sell including the very equipment that is being used to protest this in the middle east the u.k. has to seriously look at not just where the selling to a specific country is and which i is a good idea but whether but how it should be selling arms and if it should be
selling arms or told. these weapons are widely misused and the u.k. is a textbook criteria which look good on paper very rarely applied with any record. and there's those tensions rage across the middle east debate is heating up over which country is going to be next and having its leader toppled well later this hour in cross talk peter velasquez guess if iran is likely to follow the example set in tunisia and egypt or whether that would be just wishful thinking from western governments. but what's the risks facing as we talk about massive changes going on in the arab world part of the problem is that no one knows the extent of the opposition because most of the lots go off the leaders will force on the ground after the after the demonstrations in june two thousand and one after the election so the true it true left of discontent with the government remains very very hard to quantify actually so no one's really said on this program
but i'll ask you the question just point blank as i always do are people tired of having the islamic republic of iran i didn't vote for mr ahmadinejad and i've said this on numerous occasions there's there's it's clear but there's no doubt that he is highly popular throughout the country every province that he goes to is like a rock star you have tens if not hundreds of thousands of people who surround it but it's easy to relate as we're lots of programs the demonstrations it's very easy for them to do you know and that's not true if that was true then they gyptian regime could have done that no it's it's obvious that it's that's not the case. two crewmen from the five hundred program have carried out their second war in a virtual surface of the red planet it's part of
a unique project that simulates an eighteen month mission. from the european space agency explains the meaning of the imitation. we have to assume no it's. oleksandr from russia and long way from china doing their second most work and you see a simulated martian surface which is no more than forty square meters and what we see other too when the their space suits which are pretty so close to what we would expect for real martian martian mission and what the two are doing is collecting soil samples and preparing them to bring this simple spec home as we have the cord which of course would not be there or on the real mars and that core supplies to the to us to know it's. with electricity and also with air and of course in the real martian mission that all would be in the backpack to us the notes carry on
there on the back they are doing very well so that. everybody was really surprised that everything is going so bell writhing one of the reasons for that is that they have this really very interesting goal of simulating the first wark on the march and what we can see now is that the two are going to take a break in this special chairs because each of the space the woods is about thirty five kilogram and also if you would expect a real mission on mars you could expect that after ten or fifteen minutes astronauts would there would have to take a small break the major point here is that they are really all everybody of them is really focused on their task and that's that's the main reason why this is so so real and so close to reality. and you can follow the whole mission to mars on our website that's a dot com and by the way if you're a cosmic fan
a british cartoonist may have something for you the story of the first man in space yuri gagarin strange gets retold a bunch again in a comic adventure book based on the true story. and also online of the moment a glimpse of the personal and professional life of the man who changed the world. of the first and only president of the us a song. japan's chief cabinet secretary yukio edano is going to view russia's lesser allowance from an airplane it comes off to recent visits by russian officials to the archipelago which tokyo claims as its own when only a moscow announced it was reequipping the military garrisons russia gained control of the pacific gardens at the end of the second world war but no peace treaty was ever signed between the two sides meanwhile washington is stepped in once again
underlining its position over the lesser chains saying the territory belongs to japan a city struck in from russia's newspaper says the u.s. is pushing russia to review history. again comes as a double surprise because of the let me remind you there. was a san francisco agreement of fifty. gave up all the claims for korea and in addition to that as you knew united states were in the second world war so now there's an attempt to reconsider the results of the second world war on the part of . gently pushing us. well now for a look at some other headlines from around the world in our world update for you the u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton is harshly criticize the taliban and given it a stark choice it's very in a speech in new york she won the afghan militant group to either give up arms and abide by their country's constitution or face the consequences of being america's
enemy becomes as washington tries to secure the support of afghanistan's people to split the taliban up from. telling it well it's been siding with. japan as well to do well hunting season continued pressure and. the fleet was to kill almost a thousand whales this winter but it's set to return to shore but activists say they will continue their protests. for almost two decades but is allowed for the purposes of scientific research. israelis and palestinians have been long time enemies but for mothers who are desperate to save their sick children the conflict takes a back seat and israeli clinic is saving thousands of youngsters lives from many neighboring countries even those israelis had tense relations with. as this report . every our way is touch and go for fourteen month old dollar whose little heart was born with a hole in it for the operation in this hospital my son would have died and in the
next ward fourteen year old one yell who was almost did when she was wheeled in one of five iraqi children flown from baghdad to a month and then driven across the border to jerusalem she was almost she was so sick that you could not walk very talk she was very blue these parents face the most difficult decision of their lives bring their children to israel a country at war with this and risk punishment and even death back home or prepare for the alternative possibly losing their child initially it was a very difficult for them because it was their enemy country the parents were very anxious they didn't know what to expect i was very scared to come to israel very frightened. and she had good reason to be her country iraq forbids its citizens from traveling to israel just fire them there is there might be a layover in another country like i know for instance from africa are they come in
there is the only place in africa that was. before the israeli doctors that treat these arab children the decision is simple i am doing what i think is right to do and doing and rethink youth. in the last fifteen years more than two and a half thousand children have been brought here on third and treated half of them come from gaza the rest come from iraq indonesia and across africa the main goal of this organization is to help developing countries create the medical ability to treat children with heart problems by themselves in order to achieve that we bring children from these developing countries to israel we also bring doctors from these developing countries for training here in israel and it's a vision that's paying off not only is saeed eternally grateful to the israeli doctors that saved. daughter's life she's now brave enough to tell her neighbors back home to home what i will tell everyone we were in israel and how they saved my
daughter's life i'm no longer afraid to say because my daughter is alive and so while the politicians continue to have a go at each other and israel and her arab neighbors will further a pox on the ground at least in this spot a very different story is unfolding policy r.t. hon. be back with a recap of our top stories in less than fifteen minutes from now and next it's time for a culture show must go out in this week modern andries discovers how to make life more affordable here in the russian capital known to be one of the most expensive cities in the world.
hello and welcome to the program now moscow is famous for being one of the mess expensive cities in the world. and we'll see just how low we can find prices in the us and capital there are hundreds if not thousands of deals office sales and discounts to be found here. at our first location the thirty six ruble store the good old one dollar a pound salt comes you don't have to be addressed by carrying only goats wife twenty. around the capital.
at the thought of shopping in such places. still every. ok sure some of the. supermarkets. pay for goods to food. but really. well we moved to an explication let's take a look at this week's news a psychological thriller by american film director darren aronofsky one has recently premiered in russia a story which revolves around
a ballet production by one of new york starts companies has been influenced by the russian ballet not only do they perform one of the most famous. in the nineteenth century but the film's director. search. several times. the winner will. jump into the. objects other parts of the display show computer codes used to design purposes and look at what virtual traces people leave behind online exhibition is organized by
the victoria and albert museum in london and will last until the first of april beauty comes in a variety of films this week it is depicted through fascinating crystal artwork you can buy such items here in the russian capital as the french compete back into another store this time at the barbican luxury village despite the snowy weather a world renowned luxury brand organize a spectacular show marking the event exits from sex slave entertain to younger guests and they presented a thrilling show created specially for the grand opening. and moving to our next location as they say the best things in life offered. to sell and located in the center of the capital is a true it's in treasure popular with everyone students to local business people
this low key spot is this a sign of any crisis or recession it simply gives the time a few months in coming here and use. some of them on our models we practice haircuts blow drying and makeup everything is for free so everyone who wants to be pampered is absolutely welcome. so in underground b.c. school you students need real guinea pigs but don't worry that you'll come out looking like students in the final levels only allowed to practice on real people. and ok it might take a little while researching what venues offer free trials offers all free treatments but it will save you a lot of at the same time you get to visit a whole range of different places before you have to part with any cash and yes i understand why such coupon collecting could be seen as uncouth but i think it's really about having come. i'm being proactive in the very very expensive city. moving into the st louis central market here campbell it's just like fresh produce
stated to be affordable but do makes the question in the extreme world of retail industry so where we're meeting this week's guest. it's so tell me how i've been living here in moscow now for about a year so. nine months initially went back to the u.k. and saw this come back and stay for a little bit longer now maybe a couple of years which we. know what you think about the prices here in the russian capital the prices vary i mean there are so many different prices for different things some things are really expensive other things are really cheap and so it's a big mix of getting used to walk costs one compared to the u.k. show moscow is famously said to be one of the most expensive cities in the world what you think is cheap here because there are all lots of different areas public transport are ridiculously cheap i love it i use it quite often so for me it's really great taxis if you want to pick up even a gypsy cab a couple of pounds can get you several miles which we see in the u.k. or paying in least ten fifteen pounds if you're in london i really like the
business lunches if your lazy and don't want to cook you can realize it's going to be every three courses two or three four pounds you know it's fantastic what you think is free you know here in moscow the galleries free there's some common says an exhibition which are free and there's a really good website which i use where people exchange information about where you can go evenings you can go to conversation classes all these different aspects which don't cost anything and it's just because people want to share that information i also think that with with all these new restaurants clubs like clubs are going all the time but i think that there are more promotions in moscow and opening nights not about three parties and so much paris parties going to other cities new york paris yeah i mean i've been to a couple of days which are either cheap or free and i've heard about those three girls or the little the ministerial.
sides. free. free. websites. whatever you find in moscow whether it's free or cheap you'll also come up against things that are frighteningly expensive it's obscene to get the most out of such diverse and thriving metropolis brings us to our final location. i hear the center offers classes for free. there are many ways in which we can escape the stress and chaos of busy city living from traditional pressure banier to today's latest fad
yoga rame to attract new people to yoga who have an interest in it but have never tried it over them virus practices for free so they can choose one suitable for them it is also essential to choose a yoga teacher that feels right for you and no free classes provide such an opportunity the free costs are held each weekend and the session loves an area half the motivation simple the center helps to recruit new customers save money and improve your health at the same time that says to pave yoga classes during the week because only a few hundred rubles under ten dollars. for the most expensive cities in the world capital full of extremes and explored areas and it in opportunities private jets oligarchs and champagne aside for most it's a regular megacity full of cost cutting committees he didn't watch what they spend and as the aspiring middle class flourishes in moscow may be cheap and cheerful
will be the way forward. well i feel better already and it didn't cost anything well unfortunately that's on the how we have on this week's program about moscow i'll see you get the same time next week for more cultural inventions around the russian capital until then for me and the rest of the team a buy for the. culture is that so much different and there's a huge musician on the market as protest and people's power rage across the arab middle. there are those who say the political establishment is next in line to be toppled.
public anger grows in the muslim world. where the political establishment is next to be toppled from that. program which is next. welcome to cross talk time peter lavelle as protests in people's power rage across the arab middle east there are those who say iran's political establishment is next in line to be toppled are their objective facts on the ground to support this prediction or is it merely wishful thinking. to discuss the wave of public anger in the muslim world i'm joined by mohammad marandi into ran he's a pro.